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CONTRITE by [Coopmans, Kathy]
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Clove Calloway knows within an hour of picking up her husband Turner from the airport that something is different, yet she can't pinpoint what. Together since college, they know everything about each other... so why has she spent the last few days watching everything he does, hoping for a clue? What could have happened within the week he was gone?
One way or another, she's going to find out.
When Clove enlists the help of her brother Zach, a police detective, she's afraid her suspicions of infidelity will be confirmed. Terrified that such news will crush her heart, she sets about preparing for the worst, only to find it's much more than she could have imagined- there is no other woman.
Clove's life is about to descend into a web of deceit, lies, and betrayal.
Appearances can be deceiving...and only the Master Manipulator will be left standing.
*Note* This book contains graphic scenes of physical and sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2162 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Kathy Coopmans (April 6 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U1BJYRS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Holy S**T! I bought this story this morning and I have finished it already. Couldn't put it down and I was so upset at the end. That is not a complaint, just how I felt. I have to admit I usually prefer HEA or at least seeing the possibility of one but I would def. recommmend this book. Just be prepared.
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Wow just wow I wasn't prepared for the ending definitely a good read despite the lack of a HEA I'm utterly speechless
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I am left really confused ..... This book for me was hard to follow .. it was good but left super. Confused
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa29692a0) out of 5 stars 123 reviews
27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa120dc90) out of 5 stars It could've been great but it went wrong April 8 2015
By Saskia Castro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the story about Clove and how her life changes after his husband makes a work trip without her.
I really thought I was going to like the book, it has a lot of 5 stars reviews and the blurb sounded really good. However, I have so many issues with the story and I'm going to start with what doesn't give the plot away. When I cannot do that, read after the spoiler alert.
- The book is too descriptive and it makes it repetitive. That makes it tiresome and I had to stop a few times.
- Clove, she got on my nerves a lot if not the whole book. Yes, she loves her Turner, but she repeated it a lot that had me rolling my eyes whenever she stated that he was her life.
- I'm not American, so maybe this is an issue for this Mexican girl, but I don't call my hubby by his name all the time. Clove this, Clove that, Turner this and Turner that. Really? That just was weird to read, but I give the author the benefit of the doubt since it could happen at the States where the story takes place.
- The plot twist gets revealed at 20% into the book (I checked!). That's too soon. A lot of things could've happened before the great revealing and it would've given more to the story.
- I have an anatomy issue that I just couldn't get passed over. If they are having sex doggy style, how his balls hit her ass? That doesn't make sense at all! It's not possible and that's a mood killer for sure.
- I found this things corny in a way:
+ Petals of my lips <- this had me laughing in the middle of the sex scene
+ Receptive wife <- If my hubby ever tells me this, I'd smack him.
+ I'm going to explode all over you <- I don't think a person about to have an orgasm would say this.
+ Warm juice spill inside me <- Eww!! This is gross
+ He is cupping handfuls of my bottom <- the next time she calls it ass, consistency is needed.

My other problems have spoilers, so

***SPOILER ALERT***

- She knows since the beginning "I gulp and stare up at the man who know is my husband, yet seems different in the few short hours since he has been home" but does nothing at all. Except to cry and think how much she loves him.
- So, Clove is an accountant, suddenly she's the best actress ever living with someone that it's not her husband pulling it off the best way ever.
- They're about to have sex, Clove already knows he is not her husband but still gives in more than once. Really? Doesn't she love Turner with all her heart? That's cheating, then he wants anal. Ok, maybe it's just me but she gave in really fast knowing it was her first time there and he was another person. She's not a teen, so she should have control over her hormones or at least put more of a fight.
- When I read a book, I like consistency through all the story and there were two things that got my attention:
+ When Clove is kidnapped by Trent, he says Turner is the older twin, then as the story goes by, he states he is the older twin.
+ The first time Clove is in Trent's room, she says she found a knife like in a shelve, however when she's about to be attacked by James, she says there's nothing but a coat hanger.
- Then there is a rape scene, the blurb states this so the warning is there. However, no rape victim would be that rational afterwards. Clove only presents symptoms at the beginning but suddenly she's able to think clearly and be around him. That doesn't happen.
- Finally, the epilogue. WTF!! Really?? That doesn't make sense! If the book didn't have that epilogue it'd make sense. Clove said over and over that she would't live without Turner, so killing herself goes with that. But that epilogue screw things over. There's no way Trent is living Turner's life even if no one believes Clove. I mean, they could tell after a week of Trent pretending to be Turner that something was wrong, then months from that and a baby. Sorry, that's not just believable at all. Specially with Clove's family.

***END OF SPOILERS***
The story had so much potential but it went wrong. I liked the premise but there were so many wrong things. That's why I rated it with 2 stars, which is the lowest rate I give to books. 1 star for writing it and another for publishing, but it doesn't go up.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa121b738) out of 5 stars UTTER NONSENSE WITH NO DEPTH. June 12 2015
By Man-On-Fire - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
ABSOLUTELY, UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!!

I never read erotica but someone recommended this title because they know I like dark thrillers UNFORTUNATELY this isn't dark, it's just nonsense.

Clove's husband returns from a business trip but she can see that something is wrong, it turns out that her husband has been replaced by his evil twin (this isn't a spoiler, she finds out within the first few chapters).

Does this news stop her from sleeping with this evil twin? NOPE, in fact she ends up doing sexual acts with this imposter, acts that she relishes (but she keeps thinking about how much she loves her husband whilst the evil twin is giving her O after O so at least she still cares about her missing husband...like WTF) that she'd never dreamt of doing with her husband! UH-HUH, you read that correctly, Clove loves her missing husband so much and she is so concerned for him that she just has to bang the hell of the evil twin. Added to this absurdity is endless dialogue that just had me scratching my head. The dialogue is that bad that the men sound just like the women and, well you get the idea.
By the end I really didn't care about any of the characters and the violence depicted in this novel is so poorly executed that I never once felt any sense of danger. There's a twist at the end that just had me rolling my eyes and I was left thinking: "Dallas" did this oh so much better when Bobby stepped out of the shower.
A truly pointless read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa158d1c8) out of 5 stars Different, Unique and Strange June 16 2015
By LBDDiaries - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was really enjoying the book in spite of some mistakes in continuity (knives then no knives, etc.), but the ending just flat didn't make sense - well the epilogue portion. I was pretty much doing OK with the story but so much just didn't mesh. Don't get me wrong - this story grabs you from the very beginning until it flings you off like a merry-go-round going so fast it flings kids off left and right. It is a fascinating and strange story and while most people won't like the ending, that is the sign of a good writer that she ticks people off with the ending! It keeps you guessing and keeps you engrossed. But truth? I feel cheated after staying with it the entire time only to get that ending and that epilogue. Blech. Am I sorry I read it? Nope. The author is a good writer. Do I wish I hadn't read it? Yes because now I have a bad taste in my mouth from the ending. Would I recommend the book? Yes. It's just different enough to be unique. Warning - it is NOT a sweet romance story.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa124ea5c) out of 5 stars Predictable...And Oh So Cray Cray! April 9 2015
By Oriya Hirschhorn - Published on Amazon.com
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So overall the book was ok. I got the twist right away. The blurb was way better than the book itself. I think this will be my longest review ever since there were so many holes and just ups and downs about this book that I couldn't keep my head on straight.

SPOILERS!!!

I felt like Trent was a freaking roller coaster of emotion. One minute he is looking at her with love, the next he is a black soul, and then he rapes her and there is regret, then he wants to help her. I didn't know what to think. I felt the author was trying to make you root for him and then bring him back down as the bad guy. It was all over the place.

When Turner finally makes it into the picture he was just way too sappy. No man in his right mind after being tortured and beaten would say the things he said. He would want to get the hell out of there. And then he asks for a kiss after she just vomited. GROSS!!!!!

One of the reviews I read had it spot on. She mentioned that they keep calling each other by their names. It's like Turner this, Trent that, Clove this, my wife, blah blah blah. I don't call my husband by his name ever. We have pet names. She did call him "lover boy" at one point which was believable but just not the same as a real couple. I felt the characters had too many flaws.

The author didn't think it through enough and there were so many spelling/grammatical errors. Had so much potential but the book was a bit bipolar.

Now the ending...oy vey! She finds a knife in the closet and yet doesn't grab it when everybody is sleeping. Instead she goes into the room to see her husband. I would be all over that knife in a second. And then like I said there was a knife she found in Trent's room yet when the father comes to the room all she finds to defend herself with is coat hangers. Lady don't you remember there is a KNIFE in the closet. Sheesh talk about not remembering what you write 10 pages before this scene. A little annoying.

And then the whole waking up pregnant and it being Trent's baby but him still pretending to be Turner. I'm so confused. Not sure I will buy the next book if there will be one (which I'm sure there will be). I will definitely wait to read the reviews before buying it.

And that is all she wrote.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c90bc4) out of 5 stars **2.5, high hopes that book 2 changes how I feel, stars** June 30 2015
By Brittany_says - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I just wasn't a fan. The characters voices constantly contradicted their actions. I know that some of feelings and actions were an inner battle of what's right and what's wrong but there wasn't enough build up to even relate to the struggle.

I know this a bold statement but I I feel like the last 50% of this book was written all wrong. Maybe the second book will change my mind, but at this point, I think the chances are slim to none but I'll read it with an open mind and hope it changes my outlook on book 1.